A blog about Adage Stories.

  • Blood is thicker than water.

    Once upon a time, in a small village nestled in the mountains, there lived two brothers, named Tom and Jack. They were very close and did everything together, from plowing the fields to herding the sheep. They were so close that everyone in the village called them “the twins,” even though they were born two…

  • Many hands make light work

    Once upon a time, in a small village nestled in the mountains, there was a man named Jack. Jack was a farmer who had a large field that needed to be plowed before he could plant his crops. He knew it would be a difficult task to do on his own, but he didn’t have…

  • Variety is the spice of life.

    Once upon a time, there was a man named Jack who lived in a small village. Jack was a simple man who lived a routine life. He woke up every day at the same time, went to work at the same place, ate the same food, and had the same conversations with the same people.…

  • The pen is mightier than the sword.

    Once upon a time, in a kingdom far away, there was a king who ruled with an iron fist. He was feared by all his subjects, and he had a reputation for being cruel and merciless. One day, a young writer named John decided to write a book about the king and his tyranny. He…

  • All that glitters is not gold.

    Once upon a time, there was a young man named Tom who lived in a small town in the US. Tom had always dreamed of going to the big city and making a name for himself. He had heard that in the city, the streets were paved with gold and that anyone with enough ambition…

  • Slow and steadily wins the race.

    Once upon a time, in a lush green forest, there lived a proud and boastful hare. He was the fastest animal in the forest and he knew it. He would often brag about his speed, and he loved to show off his skills to anyone who would watch. One day, while boasting about his speed,…

  • The land of the free and the home of the brave.

    The story behind this adage can be traced back to the United States’ fight for independence from Great Britain. In the late 1700s, the American colonies were growing increasingly frustrated with British rule. They believed that they were being unfairly taxed and that their rights as English citizens were being violated. In response, a group…

  • Sharp tools make good work.

    Certainly! There is an old Chinese story about a woodcutter who was tasked with cutting down a large tree. The woodcutter had a dull axe and struggled to make any progress. He worked tirelessly for hours, but the tree still stood tall. A passerby noticed the woodcutter’s struggle and offered to sharpen his axe. The…

  • An Englishman’s home is his castle.

    Once upon a time, there was a man named John who lived in a small village in England. John loved his home more than anything in the world. It was a cozy little cottage with a thatched roof and a beautiful garden out front. One day, a group of strangers came to the village and…